Our Associates

We are expert Health Care consultants specializing in serving the needs of Health Systems that have chosen Cerner Millennium®. We all come from different backgrounds including HIT Vendors, Health Systems and other health care consulting firms. We all share a passion for healthcare and its mission. Many of us have clinical designations (More than 60%) and many are IT professionals that have become healthcare experts through doing the “Hands-On” work with our customers.

We are very proud of everyone at HPG and are proud to introduce you to a few of our experts:

Meet…Matt Butler

Meet…Matt Butler

Matt is an HIT professional with 17 years’ experience, including 16 years with Millennium. An expert in Discern Explorer® (CCL) (Extracts, Audits, Smart Templates, Custom Reports, Custom InBox Messaging, Database Updates, Knowledge Transfer/Training), Discern Expert® (Rules) (Advanced rules, Training), MPages® - Standard/Custom, PowerOrders®, PowerForms, Clinical Documentation, PharmNet®, PowerChart®, Core, Event Set Hierarchy…“A treasured asset on any customer project”.

Meet…Phyllis Friend

Meet…Phyllis Friend

Phyllis is a Registered Nurse with 16 Years HIT, 14 Years Millennium and 17 years bedside nursing/ management (Emergency Department & Labor and Delivery) experience. An expert in FirstNet® (Enhanced Tracking, Patient Education), Depart Process, PowerNote™/PNED, PowerForms, PowerPlans™, Message Center, CCL, Discern® Visual Explorer, History Controls…A team player; fluent in “Geek Speak and Clinical Speak” with the ability to translate between the two.

Meet…Pam Schaffner

Meet…Pam Schaffner

Pam is a Radiology and HIT professional with 12 Years Clinical Radiology and 14 Years of Millennium experience.

An expert in CORE, Results, Security, PowerChart®, Enterprise Scheduling, RadNet®, Charge Services, Foreign System Interfaces, ICD-10… A strong team member – no job is too big or too small… Simply put – “Her customers love her”.

Meet…Steve Evans

Meet…Steve Evans

Steve is an experienced healthcare professional with nearly 20 years of HIT expertise and extensive work with Cerner Millennium® Pharmacy, Meds Process & CPOE design, build & implementation. His 30 years as a Registered Pharmacist provide Hospital Pharmacy Practice experience to produce a better-informed customer result.

Meet…Danny Ramos

Meet…Danny Ramos

Danny is a Registered Nurse with 17 Years Clinical Practice and 13 Years of Millennium experience. An expert in PowerPlans™, CareSets, CPOE, PowerOrders®, Order Sentences, Integration Testing, Nursing Design/Workflow,  Ancillary Design/Workflow, PowerForms,  Clinical Documentation, Tasks/Task List, Meds Integration… Brings together years of systems and clinical “hands on” experience and has a great talent at helping teams succeed.

Meet…Darrell Hall

Meet…Darrell Hall

Darrell is Certified Pharmacy Technician with 20+ years in Healthcare and 18 years of Healthcare Informatics/Millennium experience. An expert in Clinical Adoption/ Pharmacy Informatics (Meds Process/ 5 Rights, Meds Reconciliation, Clinical Decision Support/Multum®, Evidenced Based Practice), Clinical Applications Design, Build and Support (CPOE/PowerChart®, PharmNet®, Medication Admin Process, eMAR, ePrescribe, Clinical Documentation, Point of Care (CareAware®, CareMobile®), Discern Expert®, CORE, RxStation®) and Reporting.

Meet … Judy Toscano, RN, MSN

Meet … Judy Toscano, RN, MSN

Judy is an RN,MSN specializing in Clinical Adoption across the Health System and Surgery, with deep application expertise in SurgiNet®. She has 20 years’ experience in healthcare and 15 years with Millennium.

Her motto – “I’m there to make you look good.”

Meet…Walter Hopgood

Meet…Walter Hopgood

Walter is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with 7 Years Pharmacy, 17 Years HIT and 13 Years of Millennium Experience. An expert in CPOE, eMAR, Meds Process, PharmNet®(Inpatient and Retail), ADE Discern® Rules, Dose Range Checking, RxStation®, PowerChart®, PowerChart Ambulatory™, Charge Services, PowerVision® / Discern Analytics™… A modern day “tailor”, whose fabric is the Medication Process.